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1945 The Three Stooges Idiots Deluxe One-Sheet Linen-Backed Movie Poster
Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $3,555
One-sheet movie poster issued for the 1945 Three Stooges short Idiots Deluxe. The film begins and ends in court with Moe on trial for attacking Larry and Curly. In between, the trio retreat to a cabin in the woods and end up on a bear hunt. The poster's graphics feature both elements of the plot. Three Stooges one-sheets dating from the team's "golden age" (1934-1947; those featuring Curly as part of the trio) are not only the most desirable of all paper from their films, but also the rarest. Prior to this extraordinary offering by REA (which will be conducted over a number of auctions), we have seen fewer than twenty different-titled Three Stooges one-sheets from this early era offered at public auction in the past fifteen years. To put that number in proper perspective, it should be noted that the Stooges starred in ninety-seven shorts during that fourteen-year period. The poster (27 x 41 inches) is linen-backed, during which process there was restoration to tears in the upper right corner and along the center of the base, as well as standard touch-ups along the fold lines. Excellent to Mint in appearance. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,555
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